By Paul Allen Miller
Lyric Texts and Lyric attention offers a version for learning the background of lyric as a style. Prof Miller attracts a contrast among the paintings of the Greek lyrists and the extra condensed, own poetry that we go together with lyric. He then confronts the theoretical matters and provides a cosmopolitan, Bakhtinian examining of the advance of the lyric shape from its origins in archaic Greece to the extra individualist kind of Augustan Rome. This e-book will entice classicists and, on account that English translations of passages from the traditional authors are supplied, to those that focus on comparative literature
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19–20). The most famous of these tricks is of course the Trojan horse itself. He is thus to a certain extent outside the mainstream of heroic culture, representing the triumph of metis, or “cleverness,” over the brute strength of bie. His is not the world of single, face to face combat, but of the night raid, the ambush, the ruse (Clay 1983: 28, 33, 72, 95–96, 101–2, 107, 184; Vidal-Naquet 1986:122; Segal 1988a:131). Paula Philippson has argued that this trickster aspect of Odysseus’ character is a direct result of his connection through his grandfather to the nighttime and chthonic world of Hermes.
199ff; Seidensticker 1978:12). ” Thus Lycambes, the target of much of Archilochus’ poetry, was said to have hanged himself because he was so shamed by the lampoons the poet launched against him. 31 As we shall see, such speaking names are widely found in Archilochus’ poetry and the legends which surround it. Odysseus also claims that, after the death of his father, his brothers granted him only a very small part of the inheritance; nonetheless, he managed to win the daughter of a rich man for his wife (211ff).
Paula Philippson has argued that this trickster aspect of Odysseus’ character is a direct result of his connection through his grandfather to the nighttime and chthonic world of Hermes. 53 As Jenny Strauss Clay observes: The evolution of the figure of Odysseus can be summed up in the change in the meaning of Odysseus’ name from the primitive Autolycan sense of trickster…to the Odyssean Odysseus who is above all the long suffering victim of the undeserved and excessive anger of the gods. [Clay 1983:70; see also Segal 1988a: 132) The trickster Odysseus is, of course, not absent from the later tradition.